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Posted: 12/30/2002 1:06:19 AM EST
The question is, when do you do it? I don't do it much... actually, the only times I do (lately) it is when I go to a Board of Supervisors meeting or other local government meeting and I only do that because I can. When else do you do it?
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Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:23:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Million Mom March, Brady Campaign, HCI meetings. The bastards hate me [;D]
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Never thought about that! That's great! I might try to go to a meeting or two....
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:24:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 1:24:55 AM EST by DScottHewitt]
Not nearly enough. The advantage of a carried firearm should partially be the surprise when it is presented. ("Hey! That ain't his walle-"[b] BANG![/b]) Scott EDIT: Dadgurn semi-colon!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:55:38 AM EST
We are forbidden from open carry unless we are in uniform (basically if our citizens can't open carry, we won't do it either). Mine only comes out when it it time to be mean to someone.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:56:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: Not nearly enough. The advantage of a carried firearm should partially be the surprise when it is presented. ("Hey! That ain't his walle-"[b] BANG![/b]) Scott EDIT: Dadgurn semi-colon!!
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Isn't there some level of deterence gained by open carry?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:08:54 AM EST
The only time I ever open carry is at the range. With a CCW I have no reason to show the gun even though it is legal to do so in my state. Why upset the little old ladies?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:46:46 AM EST
Since I'm in Nova and work in DC, I don't. But a buddy down in the Richmond area open carries all the time. Home, work, shopping etc.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:57:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By pkennedy:
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: Not nearly enough. The advantage of a carried firearm should partially be the surprise when it is presented. ("Hey! That ain't his walle-"[b] BANG![/b]) Scott EDIT: Dadgurn semi-colon!!
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Isn't there some level of deterence gained by open carry?
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There is also a level of deterence when they have [b]NO[/b] idea who is packing. Plus, I personally feel that open carry can induce a "pre-emptive" strike to the back of the head..... Scott
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:41:52 AM EST
Believe it or not, open carry is legal here in Ma. If you try it, though, you will probably get nabbed for disturbing the peace, because so many folks will freak out. I see it every so often, but it is pretty rare to see anyone carrying openly; it just isn't worth the hassle. Like others have said, you lose the element of surprize, which is just about the only advantage you have if someone messes with you. I do open carry at the range and at my gun club, though.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:59:32 AM EST
If I have to go to the great city of Phoenix I will usually wear a T-shirt, jeans and my G19 in a Fobus. That plus a bald head usually gives me a wide berth. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:06:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Originally Posted By Emoto:
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Every time I see you post - I think of that Motorola commercial - Hell-ooo, Mo-to...
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Heh. Don't know that one. I'll let you in on a little secret. EMOTO stands or Eventual Master of the Obvious... meaning that I figure it out... eventually. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:36:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: There is also a level of deterence when they have [b]NO[/b] idea who is packing. Plus, I personally feel that open carry can induce a "pre-emptive" strike to the back of the head..... Scott
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I agree. You don't want to be standing at a urinal with a pistol on your hip. Those things are too easy to sell on the street corner.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:51:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: There is also a level of deterence when they have [b]NO[/b] idea who is packing. Plus, I personally feel that open carry can induce a "pre-emptive" strike to the back of the head.....
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I agree. You don't want to be standing at a urinal with a pistol on your hip. Those things are too easy to sell on the street corner.
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That's why you clear the urinal by loudly stating "Nice dick" as you enter. Anyone who stays after that is not too likely to be interested in what you have hanging from your belt... [;)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:16:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By skullworks:
Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: There is also a level of deterence when they have [b]NO[/b] idea who is packing. Plus, I personally feel that open carry can induce a "pre-emptive" strike to the back of the head.....
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I agree. You don't want to be standing at a urinal with a pistol on your hip. Those things are too easy to sell on the street corner.
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That's why you clear the urinal by loudly stating "Nice dick" as you enter. Anyone who stays after that is not too likely to be interested in what you have hanging from your belt... [;)]
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Dude you owe me a new screen, OMG .....
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:09:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By 7: Since I'm in Nova and work in DC, I don't. But a buddy down in the Richmond area open carries all the time. Home, work, shopping etc.
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You must be talking about Travis. Yes?
Originally Posted By pkennedy: I don't do it much... actually, the only times I do (lately) it is when I go to a Board of Supervisors meeting or other local government meeting and I only do that because I can.
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What part of VA are you in? Anyway, I'm pretty much the same. Meetings, occasionally restaraunts (after said meetings), and to the range. A lot of times, people don't even notice.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:12:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By skullworks:
Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: There is also a level of deterence when they have [b]NO[/b] idea who is packing. Plus, I personally feel that open carry can induce a "pre-emptive" strike to the back of the head.....
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I agree. You don't want to be standing at a urinal with a pistol on your hip. Those things are too easy to sell on the street corner.
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That's why you clear the urinal by loudly stating "Nice dick" as you enter. Anyone who stays after that is not too likely to be interested in what you have hanging from your belt... [;)]
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Holy shit, that's funny!! But seriously, you shouldn't use urinals anyway. You have your back to the rest of the room, a hard surface in front of you, and your dick in hand. Not safe. Some people on protection details have been fired simply for using a urinal.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:20:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By Chimborazo:
Originally Posted By 7: Since I'm in Nova and work in DC, I don't. But a buddy down in the Richmond area open carries all the time. Home, work, shopping etc.
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You must be talking about Travis. Yes?
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Yep. And I think pkennedy lives out in the Front Royal area. Rural enough I don't think people are afraid of guns.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:24:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By pkennedy: The question is, when do you do it? I don't do it much... actually, the only times I do (lately) it is when I go to a Board of Supervisors meeting or other local government meeting and I only do that because I can. When else do you do it?
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On the belt all the time (not at work). I walk funny if I don't! [:D]
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